Balancing School Sports and Extracurriculars


Being an involved kid in high school can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. It is however good for many reasons. While participating in sports you have the ability to stay active while working on your team work and people skills. Participating in extracurriculars can help to expand the strength of your brain and help one to find new interests. While doing it all at once, it can be stressful but also help one work on their time management skills. 

Some people even while managing their time struggle to keep up with everything. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to help ease the struggles of high school.

When googling how to better manage your life these top five effective tips will pop up. First off Make a schedule and stick to it. When making a schedule you are allowing yourself to stay caught up and making sure not to forget important events such as a practice or a meeting. One of the keys to this tip is to stick to your schedule. 

The second tip would be Give yourself time to rest. Making sure you get enough sleep is not only something that will help with managing your life but is also an important factor in someone’s everyday health. Lack of sleep can make it hard to focus and do serious damage to your mental, social, and physical health.

The third tip is Make the most of your free time. Making the most of your free time means, instead of playing on your phone you should be working on your late assignment or studying for your next exam. Another example is instead of staying in and playing video games go outside and practice shooting (basketball) or throwing a ball around (baseball + softball). This can help with keeping your grades up and getting better at any sports you may play.

The fourth tip is Limit your distractions and stay focused. This means you should work in a space that has little distractions such as your phone or a television. This could also mean working in a quiet environment. Staying focused leads to being more productive and actually getting things done.

The final tip is Don’t be afraid to ask for help. When trying to manage your time, staring at the problem is not getting anything done. Many people, especially students ages 10-15 refuse to ask questions for fear of being judged or they like to feel more independent. Asking questions does not make someone dumb it makes them resourcful. If you are struggling and you don’t know what to do don’t be afraid to ask someone for help.